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A doctor in the U.S successfully treated 400 patients with the coronavirus using a cocktail of Hydroxycloroquine, Azithromycin, and Zinc Sulphate with zero deaths and side effects.

The claim itself is false, however, one study shows that the combination of Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin is effective against COVID-19.

Although the World Health Organisation (WHO) has called for nations to stop using unapproved drugs to treat COVID-19, a study with 36 patients in France showed that most patients taking Hydroxychloroquine recovered from the virus faster than the control group. Azithromycin (Z-Pak) combined with Hydroxychloroquine also proved effective in eliminating the virus. However, the scope of the study was extremely small and the drug combination has not been approved by the WHO effective in curing COVID-19.

Moreover, some studies have also shown that combining hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin can cause serious problems for people with certain heart conditions. Therefore, more research is necessary to determine whether a cocktail of Hydroxychloroquine, Azithromycin and Zinc Sulphate can help cure the coronavirus.

The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.

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